Corum's Nautical Tourbillon - Purely Sporty Chic

Dec 05, 2008
Corumís iconic Admiralís Cup watch collection was born in 1960. Since then, the collection, inspired by the challenging world of sailing, has been joined by a wide range of new redesigned models, improved from the technical and aesthetic point of view.

The powerful twelve-sided case of every Admiralís Cup watch features sophisticated lines and makes one feel its irresistible sporty appeal.

In 2008, the Admiralís Cup collection has reached the realms of Haute Horlogerie due to the creation of a new model with a unique complication - the spectacular tourbillon. The Admiralís Cup Tourbillon 48 is a clear proof of Corumís remarkable expertise in the field of watchmaking innovations and complications.

The elegant tourbillon has successfully blended the brandís tech
nical heritage and highly appealing contemporary design. The tourbillon carriage, held by a horizontal bridge, demonstrates the signature Corum key symbol. The shape of the tourbillon bridge has been suggested by the shape of the boom of a boat.

Besides the tourbillon at 6 oíclock, you will notice two other openings at 12 and 3 oíclock, partially revealing the movement. The same as openings on the back, they allow to admire the beauty of the gleaming gear trains and other parts provided with PVD-coating for more powerful play on contrasts.

The bridges and mainplate of the tourbillon movement are crafted in 18K solid gold colored in red. All parts reveal a high-end manually performed finish. The surfaces of the movement are satin-brushed or engraved with a vertical Cotes de Geneve motif, and then clad in black PVD-coating.

This exclusive CO-372 movement, beating at 21,600 vibrations per hour, offers an advantage of a 90-hour power reserve supplied by one barrel.

The Corum Admiralís Cup Tourbillon 48 reveals the subtle contrast between luminous pink gold surfaces and the dark PVD-coated zones. The blackened pink gold flange is traditionally engraved with twelve nautical pennants that imply numbers 1 to 12 according to the maritime International Code of Signals.

The face of the watch is protected by a cambered twelve-sided sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. The hour and minute hands are also in 18K rose gold.

The case of the Corum watch measures 48 mm in diameter, demonstrating alternating polished and vertical satin-brushed surfaces. The gold crown, engraved with the CORUM key, is protected by black vulcanized rubber guards.

Corum intends to produce just 20 pieces of the Admiralís Cup Tourbillon 48, implying the sophisticated nature of the timepiece.

The Corum watch is presented on a black crocodile leather strap fitted 18K red gold pin buckle with an engraved CORUM logo.

The timepiece is 30-meter water-resistant.

Drop a look at a fine selection of Corum watches, including Corum Admiral's Cup models:

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